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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection...
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.
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A great art museum, both in the permanent collection and visiting exhibits. Plus, it's free! That makes it affordable for one or for a family. The staff are very helpful and go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great art museum, both in the permanent collection and visiting exhibits. Plus, it's free! That makes it affordable for one or for a family. The staff are very helpful and go out of their way to make it a great place to visit.

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Albany, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It is a tantalizing smorgasbord of art. Various examples of many periods, though I prefer more classical. A visit next door to the old building is fantastic.

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New york
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice museum for a small city. Would like to see more of the collection displayed and fewer traveling shows that take up much space and have an admission charged to see if one is not a member.

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Utica, NY
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335 reviews 335 reviews
79 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great collection of world renowned artists with excellent changing exhibits. Photographers and painters are well represented.

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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sometimes it's hard to get excited by smaller regional galleries when compared to some of the world class ones in major cities, but that isn't the case with the MWP. The main collection is housed in a bright and spacious setting with free admission. There was a charge to see the Tiffany glass exhibit but it was well worth it... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As you enter the museum has a children's room with a library where kids can draw and play. The museum itself is on the small side but has a good selection of art by famous artists including Jackson pollack and others. There are two buildings attached by a covered walkway. Entrance is free except for special exhibits.

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NYS
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Attended WCNY preview for Downton Abby, season 5. Had an extra bonus after showing, tour of Tiffany Angel Windows and other glassworks. Very professionally organized event and tour. Had a wonderful time, thanks to WCNY and MWPI! Hope you host more of these special events. Wonderful!!!

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Herkimer, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had an Amazing time at the The Golden Age of European Painting, one of the best show I have seen. Went there on multiple occasions

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Syracuse, New York
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169 reviews 169 reviews
62 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

As well it should be, this was a very nice medium sized art museum and related topics. The docent who led our Tiffany windows tour was somewhat knowledgeable and didn't pretend to be the expert she wasn't but did a passable job. Her enthusiasm and that of other museum staff was noticeable; clearly those with who we dealt were dedicated... More 

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northern NY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been here many times over the years and the majority of the exhibits are free. Recently saw the European Masters exhibit which was wonderful. Very accessible and they have a gift shop and cafe there as well.

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